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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York Get Fit with Bridget: Eat less, move more. Egg donation: What you should know. PAGE E-8 'AMERICAN IDOL7 EXPOSED Paula Abdul defends herself against allegations. PAGE E-3 WEEKEND Local designers share passion for fashion Best bets all weekend More than 325 things to do AFTER HOURS Check in with the Advice Goddess, the Max and music with Mark Bialczak Affiliated with Syracuse com THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005 FINAL EDITION he Post S anodrd SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS DRIPPY Some scattered showers are pos- sible today as Central New York spends an- other day under the clouds Some sunshine eoiuu oredk uuougn Friday, but rain will be coming back Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 54 LOW: 38 Chronic wasting disease found in wild CNY deer State environmental officials Wednesday received a prelimi- nary positive result for chronic wasting disease in a wild deer MEW YORK, PAGE A-12 Judge limits scope of Carrols harassment case A federal judge has decided that there was no "pattern or practice'' of sexual harassment at Carrols Corp a Burger King franchisee based in Syracuse The claimants can still press their cases individually, U S District Court Judge Frederick J Scullin ruled BUSINESS, PAGE C-1 President to discuss Social Security tonight President Bush will hold a news conference at 8 30 p m today and will open it by setting out more specifically than he has so far his proposals for shoring up Social Security Abortion bill strengthens parental-consent laws The House passed a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal to dodge parental-consent laws by taking minors across state lines for abortions STORY, PAGE A-10 GOP gives way to change for ethics committee rules The House voted overwhelm- ingly Wednesday to reverse Re- publican-written rules that led Democrats to shut down the ethics committee Republicans backed the resolution grudging- iy STORY, PAGE A-9 State canal system opens for navigation Sunday The 524 mile state canal sys- tem closely follows the route of the old Erie Canal The new sys tern however hvnasses manv inland Upstate cities and vil- lages We take a look back in time in today's Neighbors sec- tion INSIDE Corrections Phone number for Dollhouse and Miniature Grant Italia eyeglass C-1 China's Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story Subscription questions9 Call 470-NEWS (470-6397) index Business C-1 Lottery A-2 Classified M Movies _ Wkd Comics E-6 Obituaries B-4 Editorials A-14 Sports D-l E-3 Stocks C-3 local news __ B-I Television___E-5 THE POST-STANDARD 96404 11174 A Family's Nightmare: Sex Abuse They trusted friend who, police say, admits abusing their girl By Pam Greene Staff writer The 4-year-old girl Kevin Schaus is accused of abusing heard her father going to the bathroom in their Van Buren apartment She asked her mother why girls bft up one seat and boys lift up two It's because boys and girls have different body types, the mother told her daughter Then the girl shocked her mother She knew the difference Uncle Kevin pulled his pants down, she told her mother April 18 He made her touch him, she said "I almost the mother said Tuesday 'I couldn't be- lieve what I was hearing I never expected anything like that to come out of her mouth'' The Post-Standard does not identify of sexual abuse The girl s lamilv members are not named in this report to pro- tect her anonymity The girl told her mother that the abuse happened on March 2 or 3 That's when the girl's mother was in the hospital to have a baby The girl's father was at the hospital, too Schaus, a family friend was baby sitting the girl The girl behaved normally around Schaus, her mother said She didn t seem to be afraid of him, she said Schaus had been like a brother fo the gnl's father since the dad was 11 years old Schaus was best friends with the father s older sister since the were at Lnerpool High School 15 years ago Schaus had been AUNT, PAGE A-4 THIS IS A snapshot Kevin Schaus, 32, of Syra- cuse Police say he has admitted molesting two children and kidnapping Brittany Fish, of Syracuse Police think there may be more victims 2 crashes: 3 police cars, 2 vehicles, 5 hurt Turning Stone worth Tax bill, if paid by Oneida Nation, amounts to millions for town, county schools. By Glenn Coin Staff writer The Oneida Indian Nation will uin ui auoui ip-ru this year, the Verona town super- visor said Wednesday, and resi- SYRACUSE POLICE and other officials investigate the crash of two police cars and a mmivan shortly after 9pm Wednesday at Erie Boulevard East and North Townsend Street in Syracuse Two officers and the driver of the van Mike photographer were taken to hospitals At almost the same moment, an- other officer's car crashed with a car at North Salina and Bear streets That officer and driver were taken to hospitals Below, police investigate the North Salina A-3 dents "'ill face costlj repercus- sions if the tube doesn t pay, according to local officials Less than a month after the U S Supreme Court ruled the nation must pay property taxes, Verona put the nation-owned Turning Stone Resort and Casi- 1 no on the tax rolls at a value of j about million more than the assessment of the rest of the town combined The nation owns another S20 million worth of land in the town, including gas stations and a recreational vehicle park The total assessment of all non-nation land m Verona is million Tow n Supervisor David Reed hand-delivered the appraisal Tuesday to the Oneidas They offered me a cup of coffee They said thank you very I mucn They didn i indicate if they were going to pay or if they were not going to pay Reed said 'They didn t indicate whether it was a high assessment or a low assessment Nation officials have said the resort is worth about mil- lion Reed said the tax bill is due Jan 1 If the Oneidas want to How one weekend changed a teen's life Henninger basketball player had no scholarship offer one day, and a full ride the next. By Mike Waters Staff writer Tune was running out for Cor- nelius Vines But last the Hcn- nmger High School senior hit a last second shot, figuratively and literally, that helped him earn a full scholarship to play basket- ball at the University of Hart- ford Vines was without any schol- arship offers as he prepared for the Charlie Weber DC Hoop Fest, a two-day AAU tourna- ment in Washington last week- end In an opening round game on Saturday, he made a game-win- ning shot with no time remain- ing, extending his team's stay What's it worth? A four-year scholarship to the University of Hartford is worth about in tuition alone Housing and meals for four years are worth about another for another two games including one on Sunday That allowed enough time for Hartford coach Larry Harrison to fly to Wash- ington to see him play On Tuesday Harrison visited Vines and his mother, LaRue Vines, m Syracuse Vines ac- cepted Harrison's offer of a full scholarship In a matter of just four days, Vines went from having no scholarship offers or even any interest from a Division I basket- ball program to a full nde at Hartford Hartford is a member v' Mom who lost son in crash: miss him every moment' Jim CoTmentucci CORNELIUS VINES, a Hennmger High School senior, has a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Hartford Before a coach saw him piay Saturday, Vines had no schol- arship prospects "I was getting worried that I didn't have a scholarship Vines said 'The high school season was over The school year was almost over And I didn't have anything Skaneafeles mother fells parents, students they can help stop underage drinking. By John Stith Staff writer Not a day passes that Mari- anne Angehllo of Skaneateles, doesn t think of her son Mat thew killed nearly a year ago in a drunken driving accident "I miss him every moment of i my waking being, she said Wednesday night at a commu- nity forum on underage drinking in Auburn "It's not that I love him more than my other chil- 1 dren, it's just not supposed to be 1 this way Death is so final 1 Matthew M Angehllo, 17. of 10 Heather Woods Court, died June 19 in a one-car crash on Route 20 in the town of Skanea- teles He was a passenger in a car dnv en bv Steven S Corsello then 17 of 14 Hentage Woods Road Skaneateles Corsello and another passenger, David J Prendergast 18 of 3 East St. Skaneateles. survived the crash The Angehllo family Mari- anne her husband. Marc, sons Alex and Marc IV and daughter. Lindsay lives around the cor- ner in the Hentage Woods neighborhood from the Corsello family Matthew Angehllo and Steven Corsello were best fnends In Febiuary, Corsello, IS, pleaded guilty to felony counts of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault and a misde- Skaneateles man pleads DeWitt tries to stop underage drinking and J ;